The MIT field hockey team ended it’s exciting run at the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) championship this Sunday with a 1-0 loss against Babson College. MIT defeated Springfield College last Tuesday with a score of 4-2 to advance to a semifinal game against Smith College on Saturday.
Here, we hear from Guo herself, from her immediate reactions on winning the award to reflections on what it took to sustain an elite level of performance for four years. UROP supervisors, swimming coach, and teammates chime in on what made Margaret Guo simply marvellous.
Field hockey (11-3, 6-1 in conference) has played lights out for the most past this season as it sits a solitary game back of conference-leading Babson College.
After six months of regular and postseason play, the 2016 World Series will see two teams competing, neither of which have experienced a championship in a very long time. The Chicago Cubs will try to break their 108-year curse, and the Cleveland Indians will try to break a curse of their own by becoming the latest city to win two sports championships in the same year (alongside LeBron James’ Cavaliers).
The Engineers finished 2-1, besting the rest of the teams that competed and capturing the New England Challenge for the second year in a row.
The Engineers have started the 2016-17 season with an 8-0 record after sweeps of Emerson, Springfield, Mt. Holyoke, Clark, and Wheaton, and cozy defeats of Wellesley, Babson, and Smith.
Working hard on and off the field, the MIT women’s soccer team is engineering a season to remember.
It may be common knowledge that sailing involves racing with yachts, but it is probably less apparent as to how exactly how competitions are conducted, how they’re scored, and what kinds of preparation go into training for events and regattas.
Ullmann spoke about the incredible support system that the women’s soccer team has always provided, how the team tries to play its best on the field when the firehose is at its fiercest off the field, and her evolution as a leader, teammate, and friend both on and off the pitch.
The MIT men’s and women’s cross country (XC) teams got off to good starts last weekend in the Purple Valley Classic at Williams College. Competing against many of the top teams in the country, the women finished in second place overall while the men finished in third.
Five turnovers by MIT proved too big an obstacle to overcome as MIT suffered a 31-10 defeat to begin the season 0-3.